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High House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarth, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7749 / 51°46'29"N

Longitude: -2.8923 / 2°53'32"W

OS Eastings: 338534

OS Northings: 208847

OS Grid: SO385088

Mapcode National: GBR FB.ZC6H

Mapcode Global: VH79G.TNB6

Entry Name: High House

Listing Date: 15 March 2000

Last Amended: 15 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22986

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on N side of old A 40 about 400m W of Croesbychan crossroads.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Raglan

Community: Llanarth (Llan-arth)

Community: Llanarth

Locality: Bryngwyn

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Later C17 house of three units, back-to-back fireplaces with lobby entry. Marked on 1839 tithe map as Tie Newydd owned by James Hilton Ford esq, occupied by John Watkins, with 53 acres (21.5 hectares).


House, whitewashed rubble stone with red plain tiles to half-hipped roof and big corniced stone ridge stack with weathercoursing. Two storeys and attic, two small gabled dormers to E front, first floor 2 casement pair windows with 3-pane top-light and one shorter triple casement to right. Ground floor C20 triple window to left, two similar casement pairs with top-lights centre and right, aligned with windows above, half-glazed door between. C20 lean-to on S end wall with door to E. Rear has slate roofed single storey range attached with W whitewashed stack, door on S side. Main range to left has C20 metal window above and glazed door below. Tiny light to right at mid height. To right of single storey range, casement and casement pair to first floor, casement pair and pair with top light below.


Three-room plan, entrance passage N of chimney. Two beams in N room. Three massive beams on centre room, one over fireplace. Diagonal stops to chamfers. Stone winding stairs.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved later C17 farmhouse with unusual three-unit lobby-entry plan and good surviving exterior and interior detail.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of Saint Peter
    Situated in Bryngwyn village, on W side of lane some 500m N of junction with old A40.
  • II Rectory Farmhouse and the Old Rectory
    Situated immediately N of Bryngwyn churchyard, Rectory Farm facing the road and backing onto the Old Rectory.
  • II Churchyard cross at Bryngwyn church
    Situated in churchyard to S of Bryngwyn church.
  • II Whitehouse
    Situated on N side of old A40 down short drive some 250m E of crossroads with lane to The Pitt.
  • II Stable block at Plas Hendy
    Situated to N of Plas Hendy, facing S over rear yard.
  • II Plas Hendy
    Situated some 300m N of Bryngwyn church, on right side of lane.
  • II Gweckery Farmhouse
    The farm is on the west side of the hamlet of Great Oak, on the south-east side of the lane that skirts the Llanarth parkland. The house is alongside its farm-buildings, its garden enclosed to the fro
  • II Plas yr Haul
    Situated in Greatoak village, on W side of road, opposite GPO telephone box.

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